Hayden 08

On page 112 Hayden relates how in 1775 Thomas Purdy, then at Chipping Norton and a friend of John Sutcliff, visited Beddome, seriously incapacitated with gout, at Bourton. He encouraged Beddome to take on Sutcliff as his assistant. However, with Hugh Evans due at Bourton soon, he fears that his plan will fail and so urges Sutcliff to go and preach in Bourton. Sutcliff refuses to play ball.

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